After printing, the bathroom is furnished with toilet fittings to become a pre-fabricated unit, ready for use in construction projects.Its interior includes a sink, mirror, shower, toilet bowl, ceramic tiled walls and flooring, complete with concealed drains and piping.In the past four years, the research team focused on developing a special concrete mix which is fluid enough to flow through the hoses and print nozzle, yet can harden fast enough so that the next layer is able to be printed on it.This Proof-of-Concept aims to improve productivity for Singapore's building and construction industry through the use of digital and robotic fabrication methods to reduce skilled labour and manpower requirements.By shifting most of the fabrication off-site to the controlled environment of a factory, PBUs yield time and manpower savings of about 60 per cent, compared to on-site construction which was the practice prior to 2014.The specially designed concrete mixture was fed to mixers and pumped out of a nozzle mounted on the robotic arm, depositing the material layer by layer according to the digital blueprint.
The listed company has raised $60 million and collaborated with hundreds of artists including Wiz Khalifa, Liam Payne, Bebe Rexha, and Imagine Dragons.Since setting up MelodyVR in 2014, Matchett says he has helped raise approximately $6o million in funding, and has worked with stars including Post Malone, Liam Payne and Bebe Rexha to produce content.MelodyVR's losses nearly doubled to £11.2 million in 2018, from £6.2 million in 2017, but CMO Nikki Lambert was relaxed when asked about its long-term sustainability.She said "it's very standard for early-stage businesses to take a number of years to break even or become profitable," adding that "at this point in our journey, we are still investing into growing our technology and platform."According to market research firm Orbis, t he global VR market was valued at $3.13 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $49.7 billion by 2023.To put things into perspective, Business Insider Intelligence estimates that just 175,ooo VR headsets were shipped worldwide in 2014, the year MelodyVR was founded.
Once flat and useful, the poor little guy now looks like a mini ski slope and barely works.Several of my friends have similar keyboard problems on their overpriced laptops.So it felt like a relief earlier today when Apple announced an expansion of Keyboard Service Program.This feels refreshing because it’s taken Apple so long to deal with the many problems caused by its crappy butterfly key design.By then, people had already been complaining about the original butterfly key design and its tendency to break, but the redesigned butterfly sparked a firestorm of rage.Nearly a year after Casey Johnston explained her own frustrations with the new MacBook Pro keyboard in a post on the Outline, Apple finally admitted the design was flawed in June 2018 and announced a repair program for a limited number of its laptops.
The REI Anniversary sale is in full swing, and with it, a ton of great discounts on outdoor gear.Backpacks, jackets, boots, tents, and just about anything else you need this summer is probably cheaper now than it will be after the Memorial Day sales come to an end.This goes for fitness electronics as well, of course.REI is currently dropping prices on Garmin Fenix and Suunto smartwatches before that warm weather hits.With fitness tracking, GPS, and smartphone connectivity, a solid wearable is one of the best companions outdoorsmen could wish for.While many folks choose to go with the Fitbit or Apple Watch when choosing a fitness smartwatch, those aren’t always the best fit for everyone.
The Arlo Ultra and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor are two high-end home security cameras, by far the most specced-out DIY outdoor models I've tested.Both cameras have 8-megapixel image sensors, which allows them to automatically zoom in on a person, a car -- or some other motion activity -- and track it more closely than a standard cam.The Ultra and the IQ Outdoor are weatherproof and designed to handle changing temperatures, rain, snow and more without breaking.It was less successful at correctly identifying vehicles, animals and packages.As with most of the cameras I've tested, the Arlo Ultra's ability to identify specific things will likely improve over time, but the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is more consistent today.Both cameras have impressive specs, making this section a draw, but there are some key differences worth discussing.
Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.This is the second of a two piece series in which Simon Pamplin, EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak, looks at some of the enterprise benefits of the latest generations of wireless networking technology.The first looked at how established 4G LTE connectivity, partnered with software-defined WANs (SD-WANs), have contributed to changing the way users connect to applications, particularly for ‘on-the-go’ requirements and in hard to reach locations.5G is poised to revolutionise several industries by bringing significantly faster connections, shorter delays and increased connectivity for users.The firm also projects that the lack of readiness of communications service providers to meet enterprise demands in time will be a major issue.According to Gartner, the number of IoT devices is set to rise to more than 20 billion by 2020.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is finally ready to download, and it's the first – and possibly only – major update for Microsoft's constantly-evolving Windows 10 operating system this year.The idea is to make it installable for the computers least likely to have any problems, and slowly increase the level of availability, while monitoring feedback from users and taking care that no major stumbling blocks are encountered.While it's frustraiting to have to wait, it's a good idea because it means any issues can be identified and fixed before millions of people install the software.Windows 10 May 2019 Update namePreviously known as the 'Windows 10 April 2019 Update', Microsoft revised that to 'May 2019', and officially it's referred to as 'Windows 10 version 1903' or by its codename Windows 19H1.Not only does it make the taskbar and Start Menu lighter, but new icons have been created that better suits the new Light theme.
In a parallel universe, 12-year-old me is crying.Why am I crying, you ask?Because The Sims 4 is free.The fourth installment of the life simulation game was launched in 2014, and six expansion packs — which allow for a wider scope of gameplay, like added actions, furniture, clothing, and more — have been released since.You have until May 28 to get yourself a copy.All you have to do is go to the Origin store and click “Download for FREE now for a limited time.” To play, you’ll also need to have Origin downloaded and installed, which I am doing as we speak.
Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the Russian Academy of Sciences have spotted an incredibly unusual and rare star in the middle of a cloud of gas around 10,000 light years from Earth.The star, dubbed J005311, appears to have risen from its cosmic grave after two dead stars collided with one another in the constellation Cassiopeia.The findings, published in Nature on May 21, reveal the nature of the exotic zombie star and its unusual properties.The team discovered the bizarre object using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope and subsequently observed it using a ground-based telescope at Russia's Special Astrophysical Observatory.At the end of a small star's lifetime, when all of its fuel has been exhausted, it turns into a "white dwarf" -- a tiny, dense, dead star.However, researchers at Bonn examined the radiation emitted by the strange star and found that it was lacking in both hydrogen and helium, usually present in a white dwarf.
Web browsers have become bigger than ever in more ways than one.Yes, they have become practically central to the way we use computers but they’ve also become more complex as they gain new features.Web pages, too, have become more complex and browsers have to adjust to support them.With the latest version 67 release of the Firefox browser, Mozilla is promising a faster experience not by trimming off the fat but by “procrastinating on purpose”.Not everything has to be loaded when you open a web page or even start up Firefox itself.In fact, some web pages already employ progressive loading so that users can immediately see the content they want or the content the authors want them to see first.
Biz app login details encrypted at rest, though, ad giant insistsGoogle admitted Tuesday its paid-for G Suite of cloudy apps aimed at businesses stored some user passwords in plaintext albeit in an encrypted form.Hashing is a standard industry practice that protects credentials by scrambling them using a one-way encryption algorithm.Google was at pains to stress it was the enterprise non-consumer version of G Suite affected, and that the passwords were encrypted at rest on disk – though, we note, hashing them would have fully secured the sensitive info.That feature, designed for IT staff to help new colleagues set their passwords and log in, did not hash these passwords.The second involves recording some user passwords in plaintext on disk, as they logged in, and keeping these unhashed credentials around for 14 days at a time, again encrypted at rest.
Have you been kicking yourself for waiting too long to buy a Tesla and missing out on the whole Free Unlimited Supercharging thing?Well, according to a report Tuesday by Electrek, you're getting another chance at it.Well, Tesla is bringing back its free unlimited Supercharging promotion only for new Model S and Model X vehicles in inventory that are pre-hardware-update.Mostly it means no Model S with 370 miles of range or Model X with 325 miles of range.It also means you're missing out on other smaller hardware changes like 200 kW Supercharging and the new adaptive suspension -- oh, and the tidy power increase from the new motors.Also, unlike other incarnations of the promotion, this version of Free Unlimited Supercharging isn't transferrable, meaning that you can't use it as a selling feature when you go to send your Model S or X down the road.
Most people play games like Dungeons & Dragons to get away from their problems.When her husband was laid off in 2016, she signed up to teach D classes on Outschool, an online learning platform for kids up to age 18.Hardy’s classes were an instant hit and proved incredibly popular with both children and parents.Her favorite hobby turned side-gig quickly became a full-time, six-figure income job.We talked to her to find out how to quit our jobs and make six figures rolling dice and imitating dragon noises too.But, as it turns out, it’s not about the money, the job, or any of those surface-deep things for Hardy or her students.
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The show felt like something that was always going to be there, and conceiving of an ending to its many slow-moving plot threads and character arcs generally seemed so far away that it wasn’t worth speculating about.It was always going to be an unenviable task to bring such a mammoth work to any sort of conclusion, nevermind a universally satisfying one, and we have little reason to believe that the broad contours of the show’s ending differ drastically from George R.R.In fact, if the ending had been given time to breathe (at least a full season, but more realistically two), we might have had a successful ending (assuming some of the more galling decisions were also left on the cutting room floor).Martin is almost certainly never going to finish the books—and now more than ever, I understand why.I don't pretend to have any experience with the complexity of a production like Game of Thrones.The most egregious example is Daenerys' turn to "madness," which could have used another full season's worth of warm-up.
A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed medical imaging.University of Queensland researcher and optical engineer Dr Joel Carpenter worked with Nokia Bell Labs to build the device to tackle the challenge of splitting light into the shapes it is made up of, known as modes."Splitting a beam of light into colours is easy because nature gives you that one for free - think of rainbows or when light shines through glass at an angle," Dr Carpenter said."The mode sorter splits a light beam into modes, instead of pixels like a camera would, and this results in higher-quality imaging and communication.A diagram showing how the device works"Our device performs a basic operation in physics, so it seemed a little strange to us that something like this did not already exist, as this topic had been investigated around the world for about 25 years."Study co-author Nicolas Fontaine of Nokia Bell Labs said the device could bring a number of benefits.
France has said it does not plan to rule out using any particular vendor in building out its 5G networks, after the US placed China’s Huawei on a trade blacklist, while the country’s telecoms regulator said it expected its 5G rollout to proceed next year as planned.French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday the country would make decisions based on security and network performance.“We want to carry out a careful control of this 5G deployment… without designating an operator as unwelcome in France,” Le Maire said at a press event, Reuters reported.“We will take decisions based on technological interest and the strategic security of our networks.”He said he did not believe Huawei was the only option on 5G and had met with the president of Ericsson to discuss alternatives.Sebastian Soriano, the head of France’s Arcep telecoms regulator, said the US’ Huawei ban would have a “limited impact”, saying no major French telecoms operator relied solely on Huawei equipment.
Daenerys rose from the ashes of a funeral pyre with three dragon babies, and I dove into Martin's novels to know what happens next.But somewhere halfway through Dance of Dragons, the fifth and latest novel Martin published, I put the book down and didn't pick it up again.It's a turn of phrase common throughout the novels -- half a hundred trees, half a hundred spells, half a hundred graves.But a world where that act of violence against a woman must be multiplied by 50 or 100 or more, for it to carry dramatic weight?It became a world I simply got tired of visitingI'm not giving the show a pass.
Mozilla has unleashed a new version of Firefox, which is claims is faster than ever thanks to a strategy it's calling 'procrastinate on purpose'.Unlike human procrastination (displacement activity like washing the dishes instead of completing a tax return), Mozilla's system involves creating a 'to-do' list and performing tasks at the optimal time.Features that are rarely used have been deprioritized, which means the page can be rendered more quickly.For example, the browser won't search for alternative style sheets until after the page has loaded, and won't load its auto-fill module until there's actually a form on the screen that will use it.If your system is running low on memory (below 400MB), Firefox will now suspend any tabs that you haven't used for a while.Any suspended tabs will reload when clicked.
In a season of long-running shows bringing their stories to a (mostly satisfying) end, The Big Bang Theory did just that: wrap up the adventures of very smart people who live in a shared apartment and spend their free time playing Settlers of Catan.Along with physicists Sheldon and Leonard, we also said goodbye to a character who joined in season 3 and soon moved in to the Big Bang building permanently.Bespectacled neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, alumni of Harvard and, spoiler, wife of Sheldon, represents the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Played by Mayim Bialik (of Blossom fame), Dr. Amy made her entrance as a love interest to socially inept child prodigy Sheldon Cooper, wooing him with lines like, "All forms of physical contact, up to and including coitus, are off the table."A true TV love story rivaling Jon Snow and Ygritte soon blossomed, though with less death and more intellectual discussion.Adept at both comedy and being really smart, Bialik is a neuroscientist in real life, having completed her Ph.D. at UCLA in 2007.